Texas Longhorns’ Gray, Whaley out for season

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Two of Texas’ key starters, running back Johnathan Gray and defensive tackle Chris Whaley, will undergo season-ending surgeries for injuries suffered in Saturday’s 47-40 overtime victory over West Virginia, team trainers said Sunday.

Gray, a sophomore from Aledo who leads the team in rushing (780 yards, 4 TDs), injured his Achilles tendon. Whaley, who has scored two touchdowns this season via returns (one interception, one fumble), injured his knee.

Gray went down early in the third quarter against West Virginia after catching a short pass from Case McCoy. Malcolm Brown rushed for 62 yards in his place.

Whaley was carted off the field early in the first quarter. In his place, backup defensive tackle Desmond Jackson recorded eight tackles (2.5 for loss), two sacks and recovered a fumble.

The Longhorns (7-2, 6-0 in Big 12) hold a half-game lead in the Big 12 standings over Baylor (8-0, 5-0) heading into Saturday’s games, which will be part of a nationally televised Fox doubleheader on KDFW/Channel 4.

Texas meets Oklahoma State (8-1, 5-1) in Austin (2:30 p.m.) and Baylor meets Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3) at 6 p.m. at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (6 p.m.).

UNT soccer falls

Colorado College beat North Texas 3-0 in the championship game of the Conference USA soccer tournament in Houston.

The Mean Green (14-7-1) is hoping for an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.

Late Saturday games

• No. 16 Fresno State 48, Wyoming 10: The Bulldogs (9-0, 6-0 Mountain West) failed to score in the first quarter for the first time this season, but Derek Carr threw for 366 yards and four touchdowns, Josh Quezada rushed for 105 yards and a score, and Fresno State scored 48 unanswered points.

• No. 19 UCLA 31, Arizona 26: Freshman linebacker Myles Jack played offense, too, rushing for 120 yards on his first six carries of the season, including a 66-yard touchdown run and the Bruins (7-2, 4-2 Pac-10) won in Tucson for the first time since 2003.

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